Fox News’ Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano argues that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court, or the FISA Court, allows our information to be used far beyond the intended purpose of protecting national security. He explains: “Congress has unconstitutionally authorized the FISA court to issue search warrants on the basis of governmental need -- a standard that is no standard at all because the government can always claim that it needs what it wants. The FISA court does not require a showing of probable cause for its warrants, because it accepts the myth that the government is listening to or reading words by foreign people for foreign intelligence purposes only, not for prosecutorial purposes.”

Alex went to the DMV to renew his license. When he was told to go have his picture taken he noticed that there were some men having their picture taken, these men were wearing turbins on there heads.

Alex was asked to take his hat off to have his picture taken. He said "no", and "no" again when asked the second time. When he was asked why he would not remove his hat he said, "those men didn't remove their head wear, I shouldn't either".

It was explained that this was their attire and their religion.

Alex told the DMV person that what he had on was his attire and when he entered the Marines he declared an oath to the USA, and one nation under God, so that his oath was under God so just as good as his religion. The DMV people didn't know what to do, they spoke to supervisors and called Sacramento.

Alex was told, after an hour, that he could wear his hat for the picture and if there were any problems they would let him know and he could appeal their decision.

He told them if there was a problem he WILL appeal it.

Alex feels no one has more right to display their head gear then a Veteran or active service person.When he left several employees at the DMV clapped quietly for him.

We need a lot more like him....And, a helluva lot fewer turbins !


Why can't I own a Canadian?

A funny piece from Frank, our Spokane Correspondent---

On her radio show, Dr. Laura said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under... any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Schlesinger, written by a US man, and posted on the Internet. It's funny, as well as quite informative:

Dear Dr. Laura:
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them.
1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?
2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?
5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?
6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?
7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?
8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?
9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?
10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)
I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help.
Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.
Your adoring fan,
James M. Kauffman,
Ed.D. Professor Emeritus,
Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education University of Virginia
P.S. (It would be a damn shame if we couldn't own a Canadian.

Patriotism, heroism, love of country, loyalty and honor......

This long but informative article is a perfect example of what he has brought to our nation.

Phil  "Hands" Handily is credited with the highest speed air-to-air gun kill in the history of aerial combat. He flew operationally for all but 11 months of a 26-year career, in aircraft such as the F-86 Sabre, F-15 Eagle, and
 the C-130A Hercules. Additionally, he flew 275 combat missions during two tours in Southeast Asia in the F-4D and F-4E. His  awards include 21 Air Medals, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the Silver Star.

Here  is what Col. Handley wrote in response to Panetta and
 Dempsey's claims there was no time to send help to Benghazi.

Betrayal in  Benghazi   Phil "Hands"  Handley, Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

The combat code of the U.S. Military is that we don't abandon our dead or wounded on the battlefield. In U.S. Air Force lingo, fighter pilots don't run off and leave their wingmen. If one of our own is shot down, still alive and not yet in enemy captivity, we will either come to get him or die trying.
 Among America’s fighting forces, the calm, sure knowledge
 that such an irrevocable bond exists is priceless. Along with individual faith and personal grit, it is a sacred trust that has often sustained hope in the face of terribly long odds.

 The disgraceful  abandonment of our Ambassador and those brave ex-SEALs who  fought to their deaths to save others in that compound is
 nothing short of dereliction-of-duty. Additionally, the  patently absurd cover-up scenario that was fabricated in the  aftermath was an outright lie in an attempt to shield the  President and the Secretary of State from
 responsibility. It has been over three  years since the attack on our compound in Benghazi. The White House  strategy, with the aid of a "lap dog" press has  been to run out the clock before the truth is forthcoming.
 The testimonies of the three "whistle blowers"  have reopened the subject and hopefully will lead to exposure and disgrace of those responsible for this  embarrassing debacle. It would appear that the most recent   firewall which the Administration is counting on is the  contention "that there were simply no military assets  that could be brought to bear in time to  make a difference" mainly due to the unavailability of  tanker support for fighter aircraft. This is simply BS,  regardless how many supposed "experts" the  Administration trot out to make such an assertion.

The bottom line is that even if the closest asset capable of  response was half-way around the world, you don't just sit on your penguin ass and do nothing. The fact is that the closest asset was not half-way around the world, but as near as Aviano Air Base, Italy where two squadrons of F-16Cs are based.
Consider the following scenario (all times Benghazi local): When Hicks in Tripoli receives a call at 9:40 PM from Ambassador Stevens informing
 him "Greg, we are under attack!" (his last words), Hicks immediately notifies all agencies and prepares for the immediate initiation of an existing ”Emergency Response Plan."

 At AFRICON, General Carter Ham attempts to mount a rescue effort, but is told to "stand down". By 10:30 PM an unarmed drone is overhead the
 compound and streaming live feed to various "Command and Control Agencies" so everyone watching that feed knew damn well what was going on. At 11:30 PM Doherty and five others leave Tripoli, arriving in Benghazi at 1:30 AM on Wednesday morning, where they hold off the attacking mob from the roof of the compound until they are killed by a
 direct mortar hit at 4:00 AM. So nothing could have been done, eh? Nonsense. If one assumes that tanker support really "was not available" what about this:

When at 10:00 PM AFRICON alerts the 31st TFW Command Post in
 Aviano Air Base, Italy of the attack, the Wing Commander orders preparation for the launch of two F-16s and advises the Command Post at NAS Sigonella to prepare for hot pit refueling and quick turn of the jets. By 11:30 PM, two F-16Cs with drop tanks and each armed with
 five hundred 20 MM rounds are airborne. Flying at 0.92 mach they will cover the 522 nautical miles directly to NAS Sigonella in 1.08 hours.
 While in-route, the flight lead is informed of the tactical situation, rules of engagement, and radio frequencies to use. The jets depart Sigonella at 1:10 AM with full fuel load and cover the 377 nautical miles directly to Benghazi in 0.8 hours, arriving at 1:50 AM which would be 20 minutes after the arrival of Woods, Doherty and their team. Providing that the two
 F-16s initial pass over the mob, in full afterburner at 200 feet and 550 knots did not stop the attack in its tracks, a few well-placed strafing runs on targets of opportunity would assuredly do the trick. Were the F-16s fuel state insufficient to return to Sigonelli after jettisoning their external
 drop tanks, they could easily do so at Tripoli International Airport, only one-half hour away.

As for those hand-wringing naysayers who would worry about IFR clearances, border crossing authority, collateral damage, landing rights,
 political correctness and dozens of other reasons not to act -- screw them. It is time our "leadership" get its priorities straight and put America's interests first. The end result would be that Woods and Doherty would be  alive. Dozens in the attacking rabble would be rendezvousing with "72 virgins" and a clear message would have been sent to the next worthless POS terrorist contemplating an attack on Americans that it is not really a good idea to "tug" on Superman's cape.

Of course, all this depends upon a Commander-In-Chief more concerned with saving the lives of those he put in harms way than getting his crew rested for a campaign fund raising event in Las Vegas the next day. it also depends upon a Secretary of State who actually understood "What difference did it make?", and a Secretary of Defense who was watching the feed from the drone and understood what the attack consisted of instead of making an immediate response that "One of the military
 tenants is that you don't commit assets until you fullyunderstand the tactical situation." YGBSM! (You Gotta Be Shitting Me) Ultimately, it comes down to the question of who gave that order to stand down? Whoever that coward turns out to be should be exposed, removed from
 office, and face criminal charges for dereliction of duty.

 The combat forces of the United States of America deserve leadership that really does "have their back" when the chips are down.  WHOMEVER GAVE THE "STAND DOWN" ORDER NEEDS TO BE

From Randy our Spokane Contributor

The Donald's plane is much newer that Air Force One...and he bought it all on his own !!!  Barack is getting a more up to date aircraft and YOU are buying it for him.  And.....think about THIS:  

What would Hillary have done...?

When Trump purchased and rebuilt Mar-A-Lago, the grand mansion and estate in Palm Beach, Florida, he got into a dispute with the city fathers who are well known for being strict on zoning regulations.

Trump put up a 50-foot flag pole even though 30 feet is the maximum allowed. The city imposed a $1,000 per day fine while Trump and city officials argued back and fourth. Finally, when the fine had reached a total of $120,000 Trump proposed a solution.

He would donate that amount to veteran's organizations,
would move the flag to a different spot in front of the mansion,
and would only use a 30 foot flagpole.

The city agreed.
So Trump brought in the company that does his golf course construction, had them build a 20-foot high grassy hill, and put the 30-foot flag pole on top of that.

Now, would you rather have Trump negotiating an Iranian deal, or Hillary??? 

Thomas Jefferson.

 I wish we had this ol' boy in the White House instead of  biggest natural disaster that ever hit our nation.

Read this hero's little pieces of brilliance:

"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall
become as corrupt as Europe."
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.  If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their
currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

Federal Prison Blues

Click to watch full screen.

The lame duck still dangerous....


If you want to understand the corruption, deceit, and might-makes-right culture at the core of the federal government’s dysfunction and disgrace today, look no farther than the two big stories out of Washington last week.
On Monday, President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department released sweeping new regulations effectively rewriting the tax code to make it even more difficult for U.S. companies to escape the double taxation on overseas earnings currently extracted by the IRS. Rather than trying to lower the U.S. corporate income tax rate—which is the highest in the industrialized world—the Obama administration wants to make it even more costly to do business in America.
Not to be outdone by the economic folly of their colleagues at the Treasury Department, bureaucrats at the Department of Labor have published 1,000 pages of new regulations—collectively called “the fiduciary rule”—targeting the investment industry that will make it more expensive and less likely for low and middle-income Americans to save for their future. Working Americans already face a host of obstacles that prevent them from saving for retirement or unexpected financial hardships, and observers from across the political spectrum agree that these new regulations will only further discourage private savings.
But as harmful as these policies will be for American families and businesses trying to get ahead in a still stagnant economy, the real scandal of these new sets of rules are the flagrant abuses of power that created them.
In 2014, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said, “We do not believe we have the authority to address this inversion question through administrative action. […] That’s why legislation is needed.” This was not a groundbreaking statement: Everyone in Washington knows that the Secretary of the Treasury does not have the power to unilaterally change the tax laws just because he doesn’t like them. And yet that’s exactly what he did this week, with the blessing of Obama—abandoning his constitutional scruples and betraying his respect for Congress’ rightful role in writing tax policy in order to score cheap political points.
Likewise, the secretary of labor has no legitimate authority to regulate the transactions between brokers and their retail clients as it does in its new fiduciary rule. The Dodd-Frank so-called financial reform law of 2010 explicitly authorized the Securities and Exchange Commission to perform this function. And yet, because the SEC had not yet fulfilled this mandate under Dodd-Frank, the Department of Labor stepped in to fill the regulatory void.
This is not how the American people expect their government to work, because it’s not how the federal government is supposed to work. The rules and regulations governing American society—especially those that have a major impact on our economy—must be debated and passed by elected members of Congress, not negotiated by industry insiders and unelected regulators behind closed doors in the shadowy federal bureaucracy. (In typical Obama fashion. Remember ObamaCare?)

WHY IS KASICH STILL RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT? He is listening to wedding bells !!

See how this plays out--------

Question: Why is John Kasich running for president?
Answer: To be Donald Trump's Vice President.

Question: So why is he still fighting for delegates?
Answer: To have a dowry to present to Trump in return for the VP nod.

The nuptials are scheduled for July 18 in Cleveland. Save the date.

The groom: Donald Trump, who's in danger of falling 200 or 300 votes short of a first-ballot nomination. He knows that Ted Cruz has out-organized him for the second ballot, when the Cruz delegates can rip off their Trump shirts and flaunt their true loyalty. So he realizes that he must go for broke and win at all costs on the first ballot. He never much liked John Kasich, but he's growing on him.

The bride: John Kasich, who has no other path to the nomination and is term-limited as Ohio's governor. He faces an early retirement in 2018 if he doesn't get nominated for something this year. He also never really clicked with The Donald, but the mutual attraction is growing.

The dowry: Kasich now has 143 delegates but hopes to pick up 50 or 60 more in New York and other nearby states so he can present to Trump enough first-ballot delegates to get him nominated. Much of the dowry consists of delegates from Ohio, where as governor Kasich can presumably enforce his will on how they vote on the second ballot. For the others, he just has to hope he picked the right people.

Does Kasich want to be vice president? Nobody does until they do. En route to a future vice presidency, Nelson Rockefeller once said, "I never wanted to be vice president of anything." And then he was, under Gerald Ford, where he served with appropriate anonymity.

Being Trump's VP is no bargain for anyone. The Donald is not exactly the collegial sort; it's usually his way or the highway. But even a lonely office in the White House is better than political vagrancy and unemployment outside it.

How will Kasich's supporters react to his new marriage? Most are liberals who will look askance at a ticket with Trump and may be reluctant to be his enablers. But, they have in common their loyalty to Kasich and their IOU for getting elected on his slate, so they'll go along.

And Trump's people? It will cause a momentary pang that he is turning to a pro--amnesty establishment candidate for his vice president, but they can read the math as well as anybody. They likely realize that Trump cannot get into the final unless he first makes a stop at the altar.

But will Trump's stop at the altar alter Trump? Not likely. The Donald is The Donald and will ever remain so. It's hard to see him deferring to Kasich's views on anything. Trump may be a great husband -- all his exes say so -- but one doubts how generous a political partner he would be.

This very independence will lead Trump's voters to accept their new vice president with stoicism.

Where will this leave Cruz or those who feel a Trump nomination would be a disaster for the party and worry that Trump cannot overcome his high negative rating among women? Out in the cold.

Can Cruz stop the nuptials? Can he be the one who stands and registers his objection when the minister asks if there are any?

Only if he can hold Kasich below the dowry of delegates necessary to nominate Trump.

Cruz and his supporters have to see their opposition as Trump plus Kasich and not deceive themselves that they face a divided opposition.

Once a sleaze bag, always a sleaze bag !



Captain Trump

I wonder what it would look like if we had a similar summary of  our current Commander-in-Crap. Our thanks to Columbine Joe for this interesting history.

Teddy Bears and Tears Are Not Enough

 Nice to get some clear headed thinking………anybody paying attention . ?? You had better.!

 In the wake of yet another deadly jihadist terror attack, this time in Brussels, Belgium, we see the same political “cure" for these devastating threats: Solidarity in the form of teddy bears, tears, and social media profile changes. A lot of feel-good fluff — but nothing that will get to the root of the problem.

The riveting and insightful article below explains these responses, and offers suggestions of what we must do differently to start addressing the root cause of this major problem. It’s about common sense solutions, not political Band-Aids.

Enough With the Teddy Bears and Tears: It’s Time to Take Our Civilization Back 
Raheem Kassam – Breitbart London

Teddy bears, tears, candles, cartoons, murals, mosaics, flowers, flags,
projections, hashtags, balloons, wreaths, lights, vigils, scarves, and more. These are the best solutions the Western world seems to come up with every few months when we are slammed by another Islamist terrorist attack. We are our own sickness.

Since the world learned of the dozens dead, hundreds injured, and hundreds of thousands affected by Monday’s attack on the NATO and European Union capital, we have seen an outpouring of what is commonly known as “solidarity”.

This word – most commonly associated with hard-left politics, trades union activism, socialism, and poseur indie rock bands – has come to mean very little in reality. In effect, “standing in solidarity” with someone now means that you have observed the situation, changed your Facebook profile picture accordingly, and patted yourself on the back.

And if like dead bodies Facebook profile pictures lost heat, it would be accurate to say that the Tricolores that adorned the social media profiles of many had hardly become cold before we were all changing the colours of the bands on the flags. From blue to black. From white to yellow. The blood red remains. Because nowadays, teddy bears are the new resolve. They symbolise everything we have become in response to our way of life being threatened, and our people being slaughtered on our streets: inanimate, squishy, and full of crap.

Our security services and our police, hamstrung by political correctness, are just as interested (or more?) in rounding up Twitter “hate speech” offenders than criminal, rapist, or terrorist migrants. Our borders are as porous as our brains. We refuse to realise that there are now literally millions of people amongst us who hate us. Who hate our way of life, and who will, one day, dominate our public life.

But of course, such statements are dismissed as fear-mongering, alarmist, or “out of touch with reality”. As if the data doesn’t exist, or the demographics aren’t shifting quickly enough to notice.

As if vast parts of our towns and cities haven’t become ghettos, or no-go zones, or hubs of child grooming activity, or terrorism.

As if mosques, schools, prisons, and universities aren’t used as recruiting grounds for radicals.

As if the blood of our countrymen hasn’t even been spilled at all.

Instead, we will now think deeply about how we can “reach out” to these populations. How we can “co-exist” and “be tolerant” of one another. As if toleration – which is actually the permittance of what is not actually approved or desired – is a healthy aspiration for a society.

It is as if we model our countries on the practice of bending over and “taking one for the team”, chastising those who fail to “tolerate” the most barbaric traditions of alien cultures. It is everything this cartoon – obviously branded “racist” – suggests.

“But come on, Raheem, not all immigrants, or Muslims, are criminals, or rapists…. you’re not!”

Yeah – and look at me. Excoriated daily by Islamists on Twitter. Why? Because I’ve integrated and I love my country. Because I refuse to believe that an Islamic caliphate is the best thing for Britain, or anywhere, quite frankly. Where is my white (or brown) knight? Where are the voices of the moderate Muslim world defending me?

Not that I need protection, or defence, but some people aren’t as hard headed or resolved as I am.

Thusly, the albeit minority evil amongst British Muslims is thriving because good Muslims are doing nothing. At some point, we have to question why. I’m not sure most people are ready for the answers to that one.

So continue to sit there with your head in your hands. Mourning only to make yourself feel better. Missing people you never knew. Exclaiming, as the most immature of minds does: “Why can’t we all just get along?”

Expressing sympathy is no bad thing. But to be truly sympathetic towards someone under attack, one must be chivalrous, gallant, and unafraid.

Watching someone getting raped, and tweeting your solidarity with them is not enough. Human nature and goodness calls upon us to intervene. To assist. To free someone from their torture, and to save them from their demise.

It is not enough to scrawl “no fear” on a post it note, and stick it onto some £3 flowers.

We must be fearless in electing leaders who we feel will best keep us safe. It is one of the few areas of our lives in which we should be able to feel comfortable. We pay our taxes, you keep us safe.

If not, then we must arm ourselves. If our governments refuse to protect us, or even begin to use the tools with which we empower them against us: surveillance, counter-terror laws, detention, then we will need to take the law back into our own hands. We cannot be afraid of doing so. It is where our societies all sprung from.

The defence of ourselves as individuals. The defence of our families, our properties, our means of production, our communities, and our neighbours.

It is why arms sales to individuals has shot up since the migrant crisis in Europe. Many Germans are losing their faith in their elected leaders to protect them. The same applies in Sweden, and in Austria. Some people refuse to take being wiped out laying down. How quaint.

It is also time to start to make serious, wide-reaching demands of our politicians on the subject of immigration and Islamism.

When U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump said what he said about a temporary ban on Muslim immigration, the tolerance lobby went into overdrive: full condemnations across the board from politicians – including presidents and prime ministers, across the media sphere, and you will recall the House of Commons debating a petition to ban the man from the country.

Now even the most politically correct of Hollywood luvvies is asking: is he really that wrong on this?

Because Mr. Trump has thought in a cycle longer than his potential presidency: what does the Western world look like in 20, 30, 50 years? What kind of societies do we leave to our children?

Do we leave cities with soldiers on patrol. With “peace” signs scrawled onto bomb-struck buildings? Or do we leave them safe places, with real promise for the future. Like our parents, or at least our parents’ parents, left us.

In order to confront this question, we have to get to the root cause of the problem. There is too much immigration, or at least, not enough hand-picked immigration, into the Western world today.

People of my age had no choice that our post-war leaders felt the heavy hand of post-colonial guilt on their shoulders, and decided to open up our countries, and flood us with “diversity”.

But we do have a choice to not make the same mistakes again. And we have a duty to correct the ones that were made.

A Belgian flag, candles and a Teddy bear are pictured as people gather at a makeshift memorial on the Place de la Bourse (Beursplein) in Brussels on March 23, 2016, a day after a triple bomb attack, which responsibility was claimed by the Islamic State group, left 31 dead and hundreds injured in the Belgian capital. World leaders united in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism, after Islamic State bombers killed 31 people in a strike at the symbolic heart of the EU.

And yes, that does mean exactly what you think it means. It means ending mass migration. It means smashing apart ghettos and no go zones. It means repealing laws that allow for Sharia councils. It means asserting what it means to be British, or European, or American, without fearing a backlash from the political left, or the media classes who scarcely see a face my colour let alone darker.

Let them riot. Let them cry.

I would far rather be subjected to ceaseless “direct action” by the scourges of my own society than import others.

At least if my fellow countrymen are deplorable, I won’t get called a racist for pointing it out.

So put down the teddy bears, burst the balloons, and let’s start demanding again that our countries are safe and civilised. And if we can’t find people who’ll make that happen for us… let’s do it ourselves.


....................................and they are all on Welfare!  Just in case  this makes it to the eyes of a Democrat.   "This means they are living on YOUR TAX MONEY, DUMBSHIT !!!

Congratulation on your newly adopted dependents..  You have a big heart to go along with the big idiot you have for a President.  I have included this huge list so you can congratulate those you know who are as generous as you.

Try to keep in mind that Obama INSERTED these mostly Muslim hoards into your life, your taxes and your commuity with virtually no verification that they are not Islamic Terrorists with a religious inspired DUTY TO KILL YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN.
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NH Manchester 445
NJ Camden 100
NJ East Orange 6
NJ Elizabeth 300
NJ Jersey City 506
NM Albuquerque 220
NV Las Vegas 640
NY Albany 360
NY Amityville 20
NY Binghamton 40
NY Brooklyn 55
NY Buffalo 1,442
NY New York 240
NY Rochester 643
NY Syracuse 1,030
NY Utica 410
OH Akron 575
OH Cincinnati 140
OH Cleveland 510
OH Cleveland Heights 190
OH Columbus 1,300
OH Dayton 210
OH Toledo 40
OK Oklahoma City 170
OK Tulsa 395
OR Portland 995
PA Allentown 95
PA Erie 625
PA Harrisburg 200
PA Lancaster 480
PA Philadelphia 750
PA Pittsburgh 470
PA Roslyn 20
PA Scranton 150
PR San Juan 5
RI Providence 210
SC Columbia 160
SC Spartanburg 220
SD Huron 90
SD Sioux Falls 490
TN Chattanooga 85
TN Knoxville 190
TN Memphis 200
TN Nashville 1,225
TX Abilene 200
TX Amarillo 442
TX Austin 930
TX Corpus Christi 5
TX Dallas 1,765
TX El Paso 35
TX Fort Worth 1,503
TX Houston 2,605
TX San Antonio 750
UT Salt Lake City 1,126
VA Arlington 500
VA Charlottesville 250
VA Falls Church 450
VA Fredericksburg 120
VA Harrisonburg 140
VA Newport News 300
VA Richmond 243
VA Roanoke 177
VT Colchester 325
WA Kent 985
WA Richland 230
WA Seattle 714
WA Spokane 510
WA Tacoma 276
WA Vancouver 127
WI Green Bay 20
WI Madison 90
WI Milwaukee 890
WI Oshkosh 135
WI Sheboygan 35
WV Charleston 50

TOTALS 76,972 

It's a small, small world!

 Thanks to our Political Buddy, Bill Stott, for this inspirational piece!

Tyrone was having trouble in school; his teacher was always yelling at him, "You're driving me crazy, Tyrone; can't you learn anything?

One day Tyrone's mother came to school to see how he was doing. The teacher told her honestly that her son was simply a disaster, getting very low marks, and that she had never had such an unmotivated and ignorant boy in her entire teaching career. Tyrone’s mom, shocked at the feedback, withdrew her son from school and moved out of Detroit, relocating to Cleveland.

25 years later, the teacher was diagnosed with irreversible cardiac disease. Her doctors all strongly advised her to have open heart surgery, which only one surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic could perform.

Left with no other options, the teacher decided to have the operation, which was remarkably successful.
When she opened her eyes after the surgery she saw the handsome young doctor who headed her surgical team smiling down at her. She wanted to thank him, but could not talk. Her face started to turn blue, she raised her hand, trying to tell him something, but quickly died.

The doctor was shocked, wondering what went wrong so suddenly.
When the doctor turned around to leave the room, he saw Tyrone, now a janitor at the Clinic, had unplugged the life-support equipment in order to plug in his vacuum cleaner.

If you thought that Tyrone had become a heart-surgeon, there is a high likelihood that you will vote for Hillary. 

Joseph DiGenova on Hillary Clinton's Emails

 Very interesting article regarding Hillary and her misdeeds. This is the best summary and informative piece done since Hillary was undressed as a criminally negligent public servant. 

DiGenova was US Attorney for DC, Staff counsel for various Senate committees, and pretty wired into Washington. 
He gave this interview to Laura Ingraham.

 " Her biggest problem right now is the FBI. They’re not going away. They have reached a critical mass in their investigation of the Secretary and all of her senior staff.
And, it’s going to come to a head, I would suggest, in the next sixty days. And, I predict that Hillary will not make it to the finish line. She’s not going to be able to complete her campaign.
This criminal investigation must, of necessity, focus on her and all the people around her. And, if Jim Comey, the FBI director, is doing his job — which I expect him to do as an honorable man — she cannot be the nominee of the Democratic Party.
She’s going to have to be charged with a crime. It’s going to be a very complex matter for the Department of Justice, but they’re not going to be able to walk away from it.
She and her staff have committed numerous federal crimes involving negligent and improper handling of classified information. They are now at over 1,200 classified emails, and those are just for the ones we know about from the State Department. That doesn’t include the ones that the FBI is, in fact, recovering from her hard drives .
She has definitely made false statements, under oath, both in interviews and on Capitol Hill. She has not yet been interviewed by the FBI in their investigation. That will be the final step in their investigation. The Bureau has so much information about criminal conduct by her and her staff that there is no way that they walk away from this. They’re going to make a recommendation that people be charged, and then Loretta Lynch is going to have the decision of a lifetime.
Do you have confidence that Loretta Lynch, from what we saw with her handling of the Baltimore riots and all that, is going to okay to green light an indictment of Hillary Clinton in an election year?

I believe that the evidence that the FBI is compiling will be so compelling that unless she agrees to the charges, there will be a massive revolt inside the FBI, which she will not be able to survive as an Attorney General. It will be like Watergate. It will be unbelievable. The evidence against the Clinton staff and the Secretary is so overwhelming at this point that if, in fact, she chooses not to charge Hillary, they will never be able to charge another federal employee with the negligent handling of classified information.
The intelligence community will not stand for that — they will fight for an indictment, and they are already in the process of girding themselves to, basically, revolt against the Attorney General if she refuses to bring charges. There is a massive breach between the intelligence community, the military community, at the Department of State, and the national security superstructure inside the intelligence community. There is vitriol of an intense amount developing — you can hear it in your conversations with people in the intelligence community. They will fight to the death if the Attorney General attempts to bury this case.

  It’s going to be very, very ugly for her. And it’s going to be an awful ending to the Obama Administration, but one which they richly deserve."

This Person Expects To Be Elected as President Of The Most Powerful Nation On the Planet !!

Books are filled with the wise words and quotes of wonderful leaders all over the world.  All you have to do is Google the names of giants like Jefferson, Lincoln, Churchill, or Reagan with the word 'Quotes" and you could spend hours absorbing world class knowledge, problems and solutions.

Every once in a while,(too often) someone on the world stage really comes up with the Number One wonderful reply to a question that should go down in the history books.  This time it is Hillary's answer to an interviewer's question:

On March 11th, 2014 she was asked:  "What do you consider your biggest accomplishment when you were Secretary of State?"

Her answer was:

"My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I'm glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know??? The remnants of prior situations and mind-sets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture, and we didn't do that, and I'm proud of that. Very proud. I would say that's A major accomplishment."

What???!  What the hell did she say?  Sometimes you have to read something a couple times to try to get the drift whas was being said.  If anyone figures it out please get in touch.  PRESIDENT CLINTON ???   YA GOTTA BE S**TING ME??  Her reply Wins the "WHAT ???" Blue Ribbon.


Pretty much on target..

A Harley rider is going by the zoo in Washington , DC when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

A reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I've seen a man do in my whole life.' The Harley rider replies, 'Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.'

The reporter says, 'Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page... So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?'

The biker replies, 'I'm a U.S. Marine and a Republican.' The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the paper to see news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:


It was just Obama Bullshit from the very beginning.....

Remember the Pelosi birdbrain telling us we will only understand an appreciate Obamacare after it has been passed and at work.  The Affordable Care Act is celebrating its 6th birthday today.  It has NOT been affordable, and it is definitely less care...but all the time, it WAS and ACT!!


This is a piece I published a couple years ago...but do it again with the hope it might rattle some memories of when our nation was led by Presidents who had the balls to protect our nation instead of shivering in fear and holding an ideologically twisted concept of what it means to be guided by human dignity, love of freedom, respect of neighbors  as well as offering the privilege of pursuit of happinness.

This hero did his part to add to the freedoms we have today.  And, here we sit, with the antithsis of his courage in the White House where we have a leader who refuses to lead.  We have a Commaner that does not Command....except to command and encourage surrender.  Our present President is the worst natural disaster to ever hit our shores.  He has the legacy of  losing.  He is not worthy of even carrying this mans jock strap !


 1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man
is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
-- John Adams
2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain
3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of
Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain
4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a
man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the
handle. --Winston Churchill
5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on
the support of Paul. -- George
Bernard Shaw
6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which

debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy
7. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
8. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. --Ronald Reagan (1986)
9. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the
facts. -- Will Rogers
10. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P. J. O'Rourke

11. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -- Mark Twain (1866)
12. Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. -- Anonymous
13. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -- Winston Churchill
14. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that
the taxidermist leaves the skin. -- Mark Twain
15. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save
Congress. -- Mark Twain
16. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians
--Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
17. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is
strong enough to take everything you have. -- Thomas Jefferson

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must
work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the
government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the
beginning of the end of any nation!

 Editor's Note:  Be careful about sharing his with Democrat's.  Facts and truths usually REALLY pisses them off.  They might drop you from their Christmas card list !!!


From the mailbox..

 Two Patients

 Two patients limp into two different doctors' offices  with the same complaint . . . both have trouble walking and  both may require hip surgery.

 Patient 1 . . .
 Is examined within a few minutes, is x-rayed shortly
 thereafter, and has a surgery appointment booked for the
 following week.

 Patient 2 . . .
 Sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an
 appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then
 gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another
 and finally has his surgery scheduled in another 6 months .
 . . pending the review board's decision on his age and
 his remaining value to society.

 Why the different treatment for the 2 patients:

 The FIRST is a Golden Retriever taken to a  Vet.
 The SECOND is a Senior Citizen on ObamaCare.

 In November, if there is no change in government . .
 we'll all have to find a good Vet.

A message from the next generation....

From our Political Buddy Bob A. in Tucson...

A Seven Minute History Lesson for:

For anyone who would even consider putting a Bernie or Hillary in our Presidency of the USA.



If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno~
The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII~
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office ~Aesop~
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the

Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers~
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.   ~Nikita Khrushchev~
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow~

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.    ~John Quinton~
Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.  ~Author unknown~
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.  ~Oscar Ameringer~
I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.  ~Adlai Stevenson, 1952~
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.   Tex Guinan
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ~Charles de Gaulle~

 Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.      ~Doug Larson~

There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on Congressmen.      ~Will Rogers 

Next President??? Ouch !

Put your finger over the eye of each !



ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser.

 CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.

ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney

ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama's Deputy Press Secretary
ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama's Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood

CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton's Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.

And now you know why it is no surprise the media usually goes very easy on Obama's continuous F**kUPs.

Ya think there might be a little bias in the news?

Ya Think?

A Quickie from the mailbag today. Pretty subtle !!!

Hi Mr. Joe,
Great, incisive article! I voted for him in the primary.Believe "Little Mark" will drop out (so he can spend more time with his mistresses!)
They should fire all present congressional members or, if appropriate, put them in jail. The Nation's Capitol needs a gigantic enema, administered with battery acid, to properly clean up and eliminate the corruption, over bloated government and free-wheeling spending patterns and give away programs!
Warmest regards,

Our Closet Muslim in the White House is pulling the trigger on Christians world wide.

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly passed a resolution referring to the Islamic State (ISIS)’s killing of religious minorities under its control as “genocide” in the Middle East.

This is ISIS’ clear intent. Even if nothing more comes to light, this evidence is enough to classify ISIS’ actions against Christians, Yezidis, and others as meeting the legal definition of genocide under the Genocide Convention.The European Parliament has overwhelmingly passed a resolution referring to the Islamic State (ISIS)’s killing of religious minorities under its control as “genocide” in the Middle East.

President Barack Obama still has not classified ISIS’ actions against
Christians and others in the Middle East as “genocide.” What else needs to come to light?

As the
Family Research Council has noted before, President Bill Clinton regretted not taking action in Rwanda during his term to stop the genocide there. A genocide designation against ISIS will impact society and government with the moral and legal force necessary to prevent more genocide from occurring. However, it is likely already too late, and we will all have to face ourselves in the mirror again despite knowing all too well the Holocaust’s lesson of “never again.”

The move to invoke the powerfully evocative “genocide” label comes amid continuing internal discussions among senior officials at the White House, the State Department and other agencies about the legal implications of such a statement. A loosely worded 1948 treaty calls on signatory nations, including the United States, to take unspecified actions to “prevent and to punish” the “odious scourge” of genocide.
It is most likely Obama is delaying because he knows he will have to politically swallow the legal implications of the genocide designation by seriously acting to prevent it, but it could also be that he doesn’t want to be labeled an apologist for Christians and seen as a representative of the “Christian West” on the world stage. Either way, to prioritize such petty political considerations over truth, facts, and the law will be to our everlasting shame.

Sadly, history will likely bear this out.


Nina Shea, Director, for the Center for Religious Freedom at Hudson Institute has repeatedly publicized the plight of these people and emphatically asserts that:
"The Islamist genocide -- and there can be no doubt that it is genocide, despite world silence -- of the Christians, Yazidis, Mandeans, and other defenseless ethno-religious minorities of Syria and Iraq continues. The killing of these peoples is deliberate and brutal and is rooted in religious hatred of the 'infidel.' It is meted out in sudden violent executions, mass deportations, and the gradual, methodical destruction of their civilizations.

Washington is blind to this genocide that occurs alongside, but is separate from, a sectarian Muslim power struggle. It has failed to defend them militarily. Now it is failing to provide humanitarian help in the only manner left: resettling the survivors out of harm’s way, in countries where they will be able to rebuild their families and preserve their unique ancient cultures without fear."

Here’s The FULL List of Wall Street Paychecks Hillary Collected

The media’s going nuts that Hillary Clinton took three big paychecks for three speeches at Goldman Sachs.

At a minimum of $225,000 a pop, that’s pretty good scratch – but it’s just the tip of the iceberg.  She’s been very, very busy, raking in millions in a three-year stretch since she left her post as the Secretary of State.

Her defense? It varies from “It’s what they offered me” to the hilarious “I happen to think we need more conversations about what’s going on in the world.”

Pricey “conversations” indeed! Her pretense of wanting to punish the big banks, and Wall St. greed, and income inequality is nothing but pure, unadulterated bullshit ! She and her husband have been the Olympic Champions of bullshitting and sleaze...., that is...until they were dethroned by the the big boy in the White House at the moment.....(if he is not playing golf?

HERE for the amazing and sickening list.

Obama proudly announces rescue of 46 sex slaves from ISIS

Donald Trump Is The Next Barack Obama

The difference between Donald Trump and Barack Obama amounts only to whatever difference may exist between each emperor’s set of cronies. This analysis of the Trump phenomenon worth a complete.  Here are a couple excerpts and link to the full article.
"The Obama years have brought America to the brink of transformation from constitutional republic into an empire ruled by secret deals promulgated by edicts. Civics classes used to teach: “Congress makes the laws, the president carries them out, judges decide controversies, and we citizens may be penalized only by a jury of our peers.”
Nobody believes that anymore, because no part of it has been true for a long time. Barack Obama stopped pretending that it is. During the twentieth century’s second half, both parties and all branches of government made a mockery of the Constitution of 1789. Today’s effective constitution is: “The president can do whatever he wants so long as one-third of the Senate will sustain his vetoes and prevent his conviction upon impeachment.”
Obama has been our first emperor. A Donald Trump presidency, far from reversing
the ruling class’s unaccountable hold over American life, would seal it. Because Trump would act as our second emperor, he would render well-nigh impossible our return to republicanism."

A DIFFERENT TIME Take a few minutes for a history leson.

 This is REAL American History !  And, as adult as you may be, the odds are, that you are totally unfamiliar with these factoids from our national history.   And, sure as hell your kids or grand kids will stumble through their American History classes with never having the slightest fricking idea who was even the 2nd President of the USA. (not Jefferson) They will be a history star if they could name three signers of the Declaration of  Independence.  It is too bad that our closet Muslim in the White House did not study  our history  along with the Constitution, for which he has NO respect.

Can you even imagine the shit-storm if any High School history teacher EVER dared to teach the below facts about the early years of our nations development.
As a result of our hesitancy to face reality it is just another chink in the destruction of our once great nation !!
When Jefferson saw there was no negotiating with Muslims, he formed what is the now Marines (sea going soldiers). These Marines were attached to U. S. Merchant vessels. When the Muslims attacked U.S. merchant vessels they were repulsed by armed soldiers, but there is more. The Marines followed the Muslims back to their villages and killed every man, woman, and child in the village. It didn't take long for the Muslims to leave U.S. Merchant vessels alone.  (ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION BARACK?)

English and French merchant vessels started running up our flag when entering the Mediterranean to secure safe travel.
(Your editor's note:  This was the first time that we began protecting the English and the French we have been doing ever since!!!)
This is why the Marine Hymn Contains the Verse "To the Shores of Tripoli"
This is very interesting and a must read piece of our history. It points
out where we may be heading. Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago the United States had declared war on Islam and Thomas Jefferson led the charge!

At the height of the 18th century, Muslim pirates (the “Barbary Pirates”)
were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North
Atlantic..They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant ransoms. Those taken hostage were subjected to barbaric treatment and wrote heart-breaking letters home, begging their government and family members to pay whatever their Mohammedan captors demanded.

These extortionists of the high seas represented the North African Islamic
nations of Tripoli , Tunis , Morocco , and Algiers - collectively referred to
as the Barbary Coast - and presented a dangerous and unprovoked threat to the new American Republic .

Before the Revolutionary War, U.S. merchant ships had been under the
protection of Great Britain . When the U.S. declared its independence and
entered into war, the ships of the United States were protected by France . However, once the war was won, America had to protect its own fleets.

Thus, the birth of the U.S. Navy. Beginning in 1784, 17 years before he
would become president, Thomas Jefferson became America 's Minister to France . That same year, the U.S. Congress sought to appease its Muslim adversaries by following in the footsteps of European nations who paid bribes to the Barbary States rather than engaging them in war.

In July of 1785, Algerian pirates captured American ships, and the Dye of
Algiers demanded an unheard-of ransom of $60,000. It was a plain and
simple case of extortion, and Thomas Jefferson was vehemently opposed to any further payments. Instead, he proposed to Congress the formation of a coalition of allied nations who together could force the Islamic states
into peace. A disinterested Congress decided to pay the ransom.

In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli 's ambassador to Great Britain to ask by what right his nation attacked American ships and enslaved American citizens, and why Muslims held so much hostility towards America , a nation with which they had no previous contacts.

The two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam "was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran that all nations who would not
acknowledge their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty
to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise."

Despite this stunning admission of premeditated violence on non-Muslim
nations, as well as the objections of many notable American leaders,
including George Washington, who warned that caving in was both wrong and would only further embolden the enemy, for the following fifteen years the American government paid the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships or the return of American hostages. The payments in ransom and tribute amounted to over 20 percent of the United States government annual revenues in 1800.

Jefferson was disgusted. Shortly after his being sworn in as the third
President of the United States in 1801, the Pasha of Tripoli sent him a
note demanding the immediate payment of $225,000 plus $25,000 a year for every year forthcoming. That changed everything.

Jefferson let the Pasha know, in no uncertain terms, what he could do with his demand. The Pasha responded by cutting down the flagpole at the American consulate and declared war on the United States . Tunis , Morocco, and Algiers immediately followed suit. Jefferson, until now, had been against America raising a naval force for anything beyond coastal defense, but, having watched his nation be cowed by Islamic thuggery for long enough, decided that it was finally time to meet force with force.

He dispatched a squadron of frigates to the Mediterranean and taught the
Muslim nations of the Barbary Coast a lesson he hoped they would never
forget. Congress authorized Jefferson to empower U.S. ships to seize all
vessels and goods of the Pasha of Tripoli and to "cause to be done all
other acts of precaution or hostility as the state of war would justify".

When Algiers and Tunis, who were both accustomed to American cowardice and acquiescence, saw the newly independent United States had both the will and the right to strike back, they quickly abandoned their allegiance to Tripoli . The war with Tripoli lasted for four more years, and raged up again in 1815. The bravery of the U.S. Marine Corps in these wars led to the line "to the shores of Tripoli" in the Marine Hymn, and they would forever be known as "leathernecks" for the leather collars of their
uniforms, designed to prevent their heads from being cut off by the Muslim scimitars when boarding enemy ships.
Islam, and what its Barbary followers justified doing in the name of their
prophet and their god, disturbed Jefferson quite deeply.

America had a tradition of religious tolerance. In fact Jefferson,
himself, had co-authored the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, but
fundamentalist Islam was like no other religion the world had ever seen.
A religion based on supremacy, whose holy book not only condoned but
mandated violence against unbelievers, was unacceptable to him. His
greatest fear was that someday this brand of Islam would return and pose an even greater threat to the United States .

This should concern every American. That Muslims have brought about women-only classes and swimming times at taxpayer-funded universities and public pools; that Christians, Jews, and Hindus have been banned from serving on juries where Muslim defendants are being judged; Piggy banks and Porky Pig tissue dispensers have been banned from workplaces because they offend Islamist sensibilities; ice cream has been discontinued at certain Burger King locations because the picture on the wrapper looks similar to the Arabic script for Allah; public schools are pulling pork from their menus; on and on and on and on….It's death by a thousand cuts, or inch-by-inch as some refer to it, and most Americans have no idea that this battle is being waged every day across America . By not fighting back, by allowing groups to obfuscate what is really happening, and not insisting that the Isamists adapt to our own culture, the United States is cutting its own throat with a politically correct knife, and helping to further the Islamists agenda. Sadly, it appears that today America 's STUPID leaders would rather be politically correct than victorious!

If you have any doubts about the above information just Google "Thomas Jefferson vs. the Muslim World"
Wouldn't it be great if our Commander in Idiocy could understand history and the difference between courage and cowardice is understanding what courage is  to begin with.